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Birth order effects in the formation of long-term relationships

  title={Birth order effects in the formation of long-term relationships},
  author={Joshua K. Hartshorne and Nancy Salem-Hartshorne and Timothy S Hartshorne},
Researchers have debated for 134 years whether birth order has long-term effects on the development of a child, and so far no consensus has emerged. In addition to practical applications and relevance to the study of personality, birth order effects are an important test case for theories about how and whether home environment affects the adults children become (Pinker, 2002; Sulloway, 1996). In two large surveys of diverse populations, we found that people are more likely to form close… 
Birth Order and Couple Satisfaction
  • Psychology
  • 2011
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The Relationship of Birth Order and Gender with Academic Standing and Substance Use Among Youth in Latin America.
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Do Psychological Well-Being characteristics vary with Birth Order?
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The role of birth order in substance related disorders
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Birth order revelations about managers
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Birth Order and Mate Selection
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Birth Order and Intellectual Development
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Birth Order: Its Influence on Personality
I A Survey of World Literature 1946-1980.- 1 Outline of Fallacies in Birth Order Research.- 1.1 Birth Order as Dependent Variable: Problem of Control Groups.- 1.1.1 The Fallacies in Determining
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A Multilevel Approach to the Relationship Between Birth Order and Intelligence
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Birth Order and Family Size of Approved School Boys
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The Confluence Model: Birth Order as a Within-Family or Between-Family Dynamic?
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Birth Order Has No Effect on Intelligence: A Reply and Extension of Previous Findings
An empirical investigation of the replicability and generalizability of the null birth-order approach is concluded, finding that when between-family confounds are controlled using appropriate study designs and techniques such as multilevel modeling, birth order is shown not to influence intelligence.
On the Social Advantages of Having an Older, Opposite-Sex Sibling: Birth Order Influences in Mixed-Sex Dyads
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Explaining the Relation Between Birth Order and Intelligence
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